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Jan. 19, 2016 | Vol. 17, No. 4
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

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Chancellor's Forum: Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality Jan. 27

The Philadelphia Bar Association will host a Chancellor's Forum titled "Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality" on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m…READ MORE

Business Law Section Annual Reception Jan. 19

The Business Law Section cordially invites you to its annual reception at Estia on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m…READ MORE

New Member Benefits Including Avis®/Budget® Car Rental, Lenovo, Office Depot, UPS

Visit Member Benefits for full details…READ MORE

Renew Your Membership Today

"Your membership dues are the lifeblood of our Association, and we ask that you renew your membership. Over the course of the next year, the Association will roll out additional programs to increase the value of your membership dollars without increasing your dues."

Gaetan J. Alfano
2016 Chancellor
Philadelphia Bar Association

Renew today and take advantage of all the Philadelphia Bar Association has to offer.

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses



The Philadelphia Bar Association - your partner in justice - is a certified statewide provider of Continuing Legal Education beginning in February 2016…READ MORE

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Business Law Section Annual Reception Jan. 19

The Business Law Section cordially invites you to its annual reception at Estia on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

At the reception, the Section will present the 2016 Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award to G. Daniel O'Donnell, Dechert LLP; the Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award to Mark S. Stewart, Ballard Spahr LLP; the Committee Chair of the Year award to Terry Reilly and Michael Pellegrino, co-chairs, Investment Companies Committee; and the Committee of the Year Award to the Venture Capital and Private Equity Law Committee. The reception is sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP, Dechert LLP, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Duane Morris LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Wells Fargo.

All attendees are encouraged to bring paperback books for donation to support our Boots on the Ground Community Initiative, "Books Through Bars," an organization dedicated to the education of incarcerated individuals.Books should be less than 5 years old, except if the content is not outdated and books are in great physical condition. Below is a list of permissible types of books (please note, many prisons do not permit hardcover books of any kind):

  • Legal Books: Black's Law Dictionary (any edition); Recent federal, state, and local procedural rules; Caselaw textbooks (paper only)
  • Professional Development: Resume writing, interview skills, professionalism
  • Educational/vocational: Introductory college level textbooks, GED and ESL study guides, basic math and grammar books, automotive, electrical, plumbing, and construction guides
  • Entrepreneurial: Starting a small business, finance and accounting, marketing and branding, negotiation skills

Estia is located at 1405 Locust St., Philadelphia. Registration includes light dinner and cocktails.

The deadline to register is Jan. 13. For more information and to register, click here.

Federal Courts Committee Meeting Featuring Hon. Harvey Bartle Jan. 20

Judge Bartle will be speaking about the history and background of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania at the Federal Courts Committee Meeting in the 11th Floor Conference Center on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. In addition to his distinguished service on the court, Judge Bartle is the author of the highly acclaimed book titled "Mortals with Tremendous Responsibilities: A History of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Judge Bartle's book recounts the compelling story of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that traces its history back to 1789 and the Judiciary Act signed by President George Washington. The book positions the development of this federal court within the context of the ongoing political, social and economic changes that were transforming Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the nation as a whole.

The agenda for the Federal Courts Committee for 2016 will also be discussed. Lunch is available for $9 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Form more information and to register, click here.

Chancellor's Forum: Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality Jan. 27

The Philadelphia Bar Association will host a Chancellor's Forum titled "Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality" on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. The event is co-presented by The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Civil Rights and Delivery of Legal Services Committees and Criminal Justice and Public Interest Sections.

Attorneys from various areas of criminal justice will discuss and solicit input on criminal justice reform from members of the legal, civil rights, government and public interest communities concerning the efficient and fair use of conviction and non-conviction data in the American justice system. In Pennsylvania, criminal charges, including charges that do not result in convictions, are publicly available.

Panelists will discuss pending legislation, efforts by the legal community to address unlawful criminal history discrimination, and the need to maintain an individual’s criminal history while allowing them to move forward as productive members of the community-at-large.

Attendees are invited to a wine and cheese networking reception following the Chancellor's Forum. For more information and to register, click here.

The 2016 Irvin Stander Award: Application Deadline Jan. 29

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the annual Irvin Stander Award. This award is given by the Section in memory of Workers' Compensation Judge Irvin Stander, a Philadelphia judge who was well-known for his prolific writings on workers' compensation and zoning laws. Judge Stander was also a founder of the first law school course on workers' compensation at Temple University's law school, now the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

The Irvin Stander Award recognizes an outstanding graduating law student who has demonstrated legal acumen or scholarship in the areas of administrative or workers' compensation law. The award committee is seeking an individual who has a demonstrated passion for administrative or workers' compensation law shown through related employment, internship, publications or other activities. The recipient of this prestigious award will receive a $2,500 prize to defray the cost of the annual bar examination, as well as a plaque commemorating this honor.

For more information regarding the requirements and application for this award, please click here.

Philadelphia Bar Career Center

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new Career Center, the career hub for the legal community, is now open for business at careercenter.philadelphiabar.org.

The Career Center is geared toward both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can search and apply to more legal-related jobs than other job banks. They can upload an anonymous resume and allow employers to contact them through the Career Center's messaging system. Job seekers can also set up Job Alerts specifying skills, interests and preferred location(s) to receive email notifications when a job is posted that matches their criteria.

Employers can post job openings in front of the most qualified group of legal professionals. Employers can promote jobs directly to Philadelphia Bar Association members via the exclusive Jobs Flash email as well as search the resume database to find qualified candidates.

Employers can post jobs for $250 for 30 days at careercenter.philadelphiabar.org.

Discount on MyCase Practice Management Software

MyCase is the premier web-based legal practice management software. Built as a complete platform, MyCase offers features that seamlessly cover all the daily functions that a modern, small law firm requires in one platform at an affordable price. MyCase is offering a 10 percent lifetime discount to Philadelphia Bar Association Members. Visit mycase.com for more information.

Member Benefits Including Avis®/Budget® Car Rental, Lenovo, Office Depot, UPS

Visit Member Benefits for full details

Renting from Avis®/Budget® Car Rental, members receive a minimum 5 percent discount off the lowest available discountable time and mileage retail rate when using the Association’s discount code as part of the booking. These discounts are applicable in the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and Hawaii, at participating locations. A maximum 20 percent discount is available for Europe and selected international destinations.

Shopping with Lenovo, members save up to 30 percent off the web price (and free shipping) on the entire product line of Lenovo, including laptops, tablets, desktops accessories and more.

Purchasing office supplies and equipment from Office Depot, members save at least 10 percent off the web price on a wide variety of high-quality office supplies, including paper, organizational products, calendars and planners, ink/toner, computer accessories, furniture and more.

Shipping with UPS, members can take advantage of no minimum shipping requirements and receive discounts with a new or existing UPS account. Members receive special discounts on a broad portfolio of shipping services including up to 36 percent off Next Day Air and Saver (letter).

Reedman-Toll, in partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Association, is happy to offer all Philadelphia Bar Association members the following discounts at all of our dealerships (Reedman-Toll Auto World, Caitlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Spencer Chevrolet).

  • Receive a two-year maintenance plan with any vehicle purchase.
  • New Vehicle Pricing - 1 percent under invoice on the purchase of any new vehicle in stock (Specialty performance vehicles excluded).
  • Used Vehicle Pricing - $1,000 off advertised selling price on any used vehicle. Some restrictions apply.
  • 10 percent discount on any service performed in our service departments. (Cannot be combined with any other offers. Up to $100 maximum discount)

Reedman-Toll Auto World (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chevrolet, Subaru, Fiat and Jaguar) is located at 1700 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, Pa. 19047. For sales, contact Gloria Wagner at 215-757-4961, ext. 200.

Caitlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is at 140 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pa. 19046. Contact Terri White at 215-690-3770, ext. 2000.

Spencer Chevrolet is located at 840 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, Pa. 19064. Call Fred Stenger at 484-472-6290, ext. 2210.

You must present your Philadelphia Bar Association Membership Card to qualify. Membership cards are available online at philadelphiabar.org in the Member Center section. You must be logged in to your profile to access the Membership Card.

Abington Art Center

Philadelphia Bar Association members are now eligible for a 10 percent discount on store purchases and 10 percent off annual memberships for new Abington Art Center members.

Abington Art Center presents exhibitions, programs and events designed to make the visual arts a part of your world. We believe art should be engaging, approachable and, above all else, fun. At Abington Art Center, you won't just observe art. You'll touch it, feel it, create it and be a part of it. Membership card must be presented to receive discount. Abington Art Center is located at 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, Pa.

Please Touch Museum

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of specially discounted tickets at the Please Touch Museum for a day out with the family.

To get in on the fun, just visit the Association's Member Benefits page to purchase tickets.

Please Touch Museum was named one of the top 10 children's museums in the country by Parents magazine and is the perfect attraction for families with young children. Adults will enjoy our Centennial Tours of Memorial Hall, complete with historical background of the national landmark and 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.

PNC Perspectives: Are You A U.S.-Only Investor?

With more than 5,000 publicly traded companies listed on major U.S. exchanges, investors would seem to have plenty of choices without venturing abroad. However, investors who avoid the international sector may be missing out on much needed diversification in their portfolios. In this month’s interview, I sat down with John Ward, investment advisor with PNC Wealth Management® in Philadelphia, to discuss the importance of keeping a healthy balance between domestic and foreign investing…READ MORE.

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses



The Philadelphia Bar Association - your partner in justice - is a certified statewide provider of Continuing Legal Education beginning in February 2016.

Look to us as your convenient, low-cost provider for CLE programs on the latest issues, legislation and regulations. Take advantage of our full calendar of CLE courses taught by leaders of the profession - with a level of quality and service that has become a hallmark of America's first bar association.

Feb. 1
ABA Lead Law Leadership Training (Pt. 1): Lead Yourself - Lead Your Clients
3 SUB - Video
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Feb. 4
Defining Fiduciary Excellence: The Department of Labor and ERISA - The Changing Landscape of Investment Fiduciary Responsibility
2 SUB/1 ETH
12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Feb. 5
The New Science Behind Sentencing: What You Need to Know about Pennsylvania's New Sentencing Legislation
2 SUB
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Feb. 9
For Sale! - Understanding 204 Pa. Code Rule 1.17
1 ETH
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Feb. 11
Making Your Voice Heard: Advocacy and Lobbying 101
1 SUB/1 ETH
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 12
Tips and Practice Tools from the WC Bench including a 2016 WCAIS Update
2 SUB
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Feb. 16
ABA Lead Law Leadership Training (Pt. 2): Lead Your Firm - Lead Your Community
3 SUB - Video
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Feb. 17
INSIDE-OUT: In-House Counsel Expectations of Outside Counsel on Environmental Matters
1 SUB
12 to 1 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Feb. 23
Considering ODR in the Dispute Resolution Archetype and Its Impact on Lawyers and Ethical Considerations
1 SUB/1 ETH
12 to 2:15 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.

Feb. 24
Outlook for 2016: Private Equity M&A
1 SUB
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

Feb. 25
Antitrust Pharmaceutical Patent Settlement Litigation
1 SUB
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m.

For questions regarding Philadelphia Bar Association CLE, contact Tara D. Phoenix, Director of Continuing Legal Education, at 215-238-6349 or tphoenix@philabar.org.

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